Bulletin of Alloy Phase Diagrams

, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp 153–157 | Cite as

The pearson symbol

  • Camden R. Hubbard
  • Lauriston D. Calvert
Pearson Symbol


The Pearson Symbol is readily used for classifying crystal structures. Rules for assigning this symbol are reviewed and notes concerning unusual cases are given. Several examples of the use of the Pearson Symbol are presented. Tables for conversion between the Strukturbericht structure designations and the Pearson Symbols are appended.


GeS2 AuCu CdI2 Bravais Lattice BiF3 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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© Springer 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Camden R. Hubbard
    • 1
  • Lauriston D. Calvert
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Materials ScienceNational Bureau of StandardsWashington, DCUSA
  2. 2.Division of ChemistryNational Research Council of CanadaOttawaCanada

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